Vision Solutions, Agilysys announce strategic alliance

Vision Solutions, Agilysys announce strategic alliance

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Vision Solutions, Inc., a leading worldwide Managed Availability solutions provider, and Agilysys, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise technology solutions, announced that Agilysys will build a Managed Availability Practice in North America, leveraging both its direct and indirect channels to tap into the lucrative Managed Availability market. (Managed Availability is the ability to deliver consistent, predictable access to data and/or applications.)

Under the terms of the agreement, this alliance enables Agilysys to expand markets and offer additional solutions and value add to its channel partners by leveraging Vision's ORION software, expertise and wealth of experience in both solutions and services. The relationship also enhances the Agilysys portfolio of application and services offerings. This alliance enables Vision to better reach the North American marketplace and gain access to a large dealer network for its multi-platform solutions.

"This is an alliance that will work well because there is a high degree of synergy between Vision Solutions and Agilysys that can be leveraged to the mutual benefit of both companies," said Alan Arnold, President and Chief Operating Officer of Vision Solutions. "The companies will work with each other to leverage enterprise opportunities through the Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group and Retail Solutions Group organizations as well as recruit additional partners and solution providers in the Agilysys KeyLink Systems Group downstream channel. The opportunities will introduce new and diversified revenue streams for all participants resulting in greater market penetration and profitability."

Agilysys and Vision chose to form an alliance for several reasons: technology fit, services opportunities, market expansion and business compatibility. The alliance provides a foundation for both companies and gives them the attributes needed to expand their respective businesses and to leverage each other's demonstrated strengths and brands.

"Vision is the right company and ORION is the ideal software solution for our entry into the availability marketplace," said Robert Bailey, executive vice president of Agilysys. "We chose Vision Solutions as our availability partner because they are true innovators. They were the first to market a multi-platform offering that really set the standards for all others. This relationship will allow Agilysys to rapidly expand its Managed availability solutions throughout North America with the backing, support and expertise of a market leader."

About Vision Solutions
Vision Solutions is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and provides solutions for assuring the availability of a company's mission-critical applications and data. With more than 1,850 customers and 10,000 licenses in 70 countries, the company is a leading Managed Availability provider for the IBM eServer iSeries. Through its worldwide network of channel partners, the company supports virtually every industry with its World Class solutions: Visualize, Vision Suite, ORION and Symbiator. Vision Solutions is an IBM Premier Business Partner and an IBM High Availability Business Partner. Vision Solutions is a member of the publicly traded IDION group of companies (JSE: IDI). For more information on Vision Solutions, please visit the company's web site at www.visionsolutions.com.

About Agilysys
Agilysys, Inc. is one of the foremost distributors and premier resellers of leading enterprise computer technology solutions from HP, IBM and Oracle, as well as other top manufacturers. The Company has a proven track record of delivering complex servers, software, storage and services to resellers and corporate end-user customers across a diverse set of industries. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Agilysys has sales offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.Agilysys.com.

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